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Old 17th September 2008, 22:14
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fells a bit like the uk here at the moment. cool and wet. Rained the whole night.
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Old 24th September 2008, 21:07
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WH Malcolm have a fair size fleet, maybe not quite as big as Stobart but they are up with the big boys.
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Old 25th September 2008, 19:37
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WH Malcolm have a fair size fleet, maybe not quite as big as Stobart but they are up with the big boys.
W.H.Malcolm must have the biggest fleet in Scotland and he runs containers on trains from Daventry to Glasgow,just as ES does.
He would certainly be up there with the big boys as you say Mr Scammell.
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Old 27th September 2008, 20:34
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Mandator, trains run to Malcolms own railyard at Grangemouth. They run a lot of containers for Asda's depot there.
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Old 27th September 2008, 21:40
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Years ago (as some here will remember) many factories had their own railheads for direct delivery of raw materials and components and subsequent 'export' of completed goods.
Most (if not all) of these lines have been ripped-up.
Were the railways SO inefficient or just incompetent?
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Old 27th September 2008, 22:36
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British rail for their mostpart were inefficient and became very expensive. They could not even make profit from Red Star which in my experience was efficient, unless you needed a parcel in the far flung reaches of Scotland where the sleepers are still 2-3 hour late in arriving. Senoir BR management became complaceant and the unions ruled the roost (I am not knocking all unions) and wasted a good business with their not my job attitude. Rant over.
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Old 28th September 2008, 21:33
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Mandator, trains run to Malcolms own railyard at Grangemouth. They run a lot of containers for Asda's depot there.
Thanks for that Mr S,I didn't know they had there own railyard.Is it only Asda work they do by rail? I think ES does Tesco but don't Sainsburys and Morrisons(formerly Safeway) have rail connections too from Hams Hall?
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Old 7th October 2008, 12:47
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Question Fleet Size.

Hi Gents,
What about Royal Mail, when you take into account all the small delivery vans and the Post Office security vehicles, surely this has got to rate in the top three.
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Old 7th October 2008, 18:20
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What about Royal Mail
Are you including Porcel Farce?
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Old 7th October 2008, 18:27
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No, I forgot all about those guy's. Sorry.
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